anneke-van-giersbergen in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

DEF LEPPARD Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME (Video)

DEF LEPPARD was finally inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Friday night (March 29) — 14 years after the British rockers first became eligible. The 34th annual ceremony took place at Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center and saw DEF LEPPARD inducted by QUEEN's Brian May. "[Singer] Joe [Elliott] and I, in particular, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video Premiere: DEVIN TOWNSEND's 'Spirits Will Collide'

The official music video for "Spirits Will Collide", a brand new song from the Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend, can be seen below. The track is taken from his latest album, "Empath", which is being released today (Friday, March 29) via InsideOut Music. Over the past few years, the success that Devin has slowly ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JASON BECKER's Mother Says 'All Went Well' With His Operation

On March 21, Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, underwent an operation to drain the abscess in his lung. According to his mother, Patricia Becker, "All went well and we are waiting on the lab results, but the doctor was encouraging and didn't ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STRYPER Announces 'History' 2019 U.S. Tour

STRYPER will return to the road in May for the 2019 "History Tour - Greatest Hits & Covers That Influenced Our Generation". The trek comes on the heels of the band's yearlong "God Damn Evil" world tour, which concluded in Japan in February. "The music of our generation was and is timeless," says STRYPER frontman ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RAMMSTEIN Guitarist's EMIGRATE Project: 'War' Music Video

"War", the new David Gesslbauer-directed video from EMIGRATE, the side project of RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, can be seen below. The song is taken from EMIGRATE's third album, "A Million Degrees", which was released last November 30 via Spinefarm Records. If there's a description that, personally and professionally, fits Kruspe like a Savile Row ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CHRIS JERICHO Defends PAUL STANLEY Over Lip-Sync Accusations: 'He's Singing His Ass Off As Much As He Possibly Can'

FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho has defended Paul Stanley's vocal performance on KISS's "End Of The Road" tour, explaining that the "Star Child" "has nothing to prove to anybody." Ever since KISS's "End Of The Road" trek launched in late January, there has been persistent online chatter about Paul allegedly singing to a backing tape. The ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THANATOS To Release New Album In 2020

Dutch death metal veterans THANATOS have inked a deal with Listenable Records. The band is currently working on material for the follow-up to 2014's "Global Purification" album for an early 2020 release. THANATOS, Holland's first-ever death/thrash metal band, has become an illustrious name that has been haunting the underground metal scene for decades and is ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'Evermore' Video Released

The official music video for "Evermore", a brand new song from the Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend, can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Empath", which will be released on March 29 via InsideOut Music. Devin explains in a letter direct to his fans: "So with the release of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JASON BECKER To Undergo Operation To Drain Abscess In His Lung

Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, will undergo an operation to drain the abscess in his lung on March 21. According to his mother, Patricia Becker, this "should be an outpatient procedure, if all goes well. He is off the antibiotics for now ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STEVEN WILSON Calls GRETA VAN FLEET A 'Terrible Band' And A 'Third-Rate Impersonation Of LED ZEPPELIN'

British musician and progressive rock pioneer Steven Wilson has blasted GRETA VAN FLEET, calling the Michigan rockers "a terrible band" that is nothing more than a "third-rate impersonation of LED ZEPPELIN." Despite the fact that GRETA VAN FLEET has managed to sell out shows all over the world, the four-piece has been criticized for channeling ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Singer Celebrates First Year Of Sobriety

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody is celebrating his first year of sobriety this weekend. Moody's FIVE FINGER bandmate, bassist Chris Kael, congratulated his friend on the milestone, writing on Instagram: "Join me in celebrating @ivanmoody today on his One Year Sober Birthday! Roughly 75 percent of those who start the path to sobriety ...

Read more

Posted in: News